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Joy to the Children benefit planned for 26th year

— The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites everyone to usher in the holidays and celebrate the season of giving at the 26th Annual Joy to the Children Benefit Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This gala event, co-chaired by Erin Perkins and Sharon Wood, will be held at the Mirror Lake Inn. Tickets are specially priced at $100 per person if reserved and paid for by Dec. 3. After Dec. 3, patron tickets can be reserved for $130 per person. Call the LPCA at 523-2512 for reservations or more information.

This year, tickets can also be purchased online at www.LakePlacidArts.org/Joy and previews of auction items can be viewed on the Lake Placid Center for the Arts facebook event page.

Lisa and Ed Weibrecht and the staff of The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa will host this special event for the 26th consecutive year.

Joy to the Children began as a small party to raise funds for children’s arts programs. Started by Lisa Weibrecht and Nadine Duhaime, this now annual tradition has touched thousands of lives. Duhaime will be honored at the event for her 26 years of commitment to the children of the Adirondacks and upcoming retirement.

Guests will enjoy finger foods, cocktails, and mingling. Patrons will be able to purchase goodie baskets and truly special gifts. New this year, join Santa as he Goes Green with special re-purposed presents. The annual Gingerbread House Auction will delight interested bidders with a variety of specially crafted homes to select from. This year’s Benefit Raffle will be a 50/50 and tickets will continue to be sold throughout the evening. Included in the extensive list of silent auction items patrons will find fabulous trips, art work, fine jewelry, hand-painted furniture and clothing. The children will be represented well with an assortment of books, stuffed animals, computer games and more. The LPCA will be accepting donations for the silent auction through Dec. 3. Any individual or business interested in donating an item to the auction should contact the LPCA office.

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